HELPING YOU MAKE THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY CHOICE

ES Broadcast periodically hosts events which are designed to help you to investigate new broadcast technology, take advantage of the expertise of experts both from our team and from our partner manufacturers, and meet and network with fellow peers from within the industry.

You can find details of any forthcoming events on this page.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

BEYOND IP: INTRODUCING PANASONIC KAIROS

NEW DATE AND VENUE: FROM 16:30, THURSDAY 7 APRIL 2022

Soho Hotel
4 Richmond Mews
London W1D 3DH

We are delighted to announce a new date of Thursday 7 April for ES Broadcast’s technology and networking event focusing on Panasonic’s next-generation IP-centric live production platform, KAIROS.

Please note the event will now take place at a new venue – the Soho Hotel in central London – and will run from 16:30 until around 20:30. Attendance is free, but registration is essential.

This will be a great opportunity not only to see KAIROS in action but to socialise with colleagues and to chat to our team about any support you may need, from equipment and rentals to PPUs, studios or OB trucks.

ABOUT THE EVENT

With remote production, IP workflows and software-based solutions driving the direction of technology developments in the industry, the event is a great opportunity to assess the operational benefits that KAIROS can deliver for your business. The platform is a great solution for live events, live production – whether in an OB truck, studio or remote gallery – and auditoriums and venues hosting hybrid events. It especially lends itself to scenarios where centralised production techniques are in use.

We will welcome guest speakers from early adopters Creative Technology, in the shape of Head of Vision Sid Lobb and IP Solutions Engineer, Sam Hatcher, who will provide an overview of their use of KAIROS at major sporting events during Summer 2021 and the wider capabilities of the platform. Experts from ES Broadcast and Panasonic will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

There will be plenty of time both before and after our presentations for hands-on demonstrations of KAIROS – as well as for some much-needed socialising, with drinks and nibbles laid on.

EVENT SCHEDULE

16:30 – Socialising and demo opportunities
17:30 – Overview with Sid Lobb, Head of Vision for Creative Technology (pictured above right), on how Kairos fits into CT’s IP distribution systems and can be used for major sporting events
17:45 – Operational overview of KAIROS with Sam Hatcher, IP Solutions Engineer for Creative Technology (pictured above left)
18:30 – Socialising and demo opportunities

COVID CONSIDERATIONS

Please note attendees will be asked to provide evidence of a full vaccination record or else of a negative lateral flow test taken within 24 hours of the event. This information will not be stored in any format by ES Broadcast.

ABOUT PANASONIC KAIROS

Panasonic KAIROS is a next-generation live production platform that enables unprecedented productivity for studios and live events, and helps craft immersive experiences.

Based on open software, KAIROS can work with a simultaneous combination of video inputs such as ST 2110, NDI, SRT or baseband SDI, and supports PTP synchronisation. This makes it a suitable option to sit within a remote gallery, an OB truck, or even an auditorium that is hosting a hybrid event.

It can output to standard resolutions such as HD and UHD alongside non-traditional formats such as 32:9 for an LED backdrop when working within virtual studios – all with a latency of just a single frame.

KAIROS utilises a variety of IT ecosystems based on COTS technology, with expandable functions and links to external devices. As a result, whilst in its most basic of configuration it supports IP video switching, it also has the capability to sit at the centre of a live production as a pixel processor or screen manager.

KAIROS Creator is the platform’s intuitive and extremely well-designed Graphic User Interface that enables the management of an unlimited number of video layers. During this event, our KAIROS operator will show how teams with varied levels of experience are able to deliver engaging content or set up complex systems with limited training time. We will also have KAIROS Control, the platform’s software customisable control panel, on hand for demos.

PAST EVENTS

Events: 4K Fact or Fiction - A Live Production Showcase

4K FACT OR FICTION: A LIVE PRODUCTION SHOWCASE

THURSDAY 9 MAY, 2019

With an extensive line-up of solutions suited to studio, OB, live production and pro AV applications, our 2019 4K Live Production Showcase was a definitive opportunity to test out new equipment and to speak to experts from manufacturers and ES Broadcast about emerging technology solutions. Our live studio set-up  demonstrated UHD cameras, lenses, vision mixers, routers and monitors, as well as audio, lighting and grip solutions, from manufacturers including:

Sony • Grass Valley • Ross Video • Panasonic • Ikegami • Canon • Fujinon • Tektronix • Vinten • Sachtler • Autoscript • SSL • AJA • Bird Dog

You can find out more details about all the equipment on display using the information buttons in our 360-degree presentation of the event below.

If you are experiencing issues with our 360-degree presentation, click on this link “360* full screen”